Thursday, December 29, 2005

Light day for me

Blogging will be light today. I had a good, if frustrating, discussing at SayUncle yesterday regarding why Bush didn't break the law when he ordered the NSA wiretaps. In short, court precedent supports the president's claim. Court precedents are apparently too hard to understand for some on the left. SayUncle, always the vigilant defender of our God-given rights, is erring on the side of limited government. While I support his stand in that sense, I don't support his notion that Bush has stepped in it. Legally, there is nothing that prevents Bush from doing what he did. FISA has been since determined, by court decision, to still allow for the President to ask for wiretaps as part of his Commander in Chief role to gather foreign intelligence. That is what he did.

There's more detail to the issue than just that, but I don't feel like going into it.


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